How Do US Foundations Support Global Programs and Partners? New Data and Trends

Date08/14/2018   |   Time1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  


Did you know that grants by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation account for almost 50% of all international grants awarded by US foundations? Or that between 2011 and 2015, only 12% of funds went directly to local organizations without first flowing through an intermediary?

International giving by US foundations grew by 29% from 2011 to 2015 and today, more US grants are flowing internationally than ever before. The Council on Foundations and Foundation Center recently analyzed grants awarded by US foundations from 2011 to 2015 to better understand how US foundations are working globally.

Join us to hear about the findings our new report, The State of Global Grantmaking by US Foundations, as we discuss how US foundations currently engage globally and what these trends mean for grantees and our sector.


  • Understand recent geographic and subject trends in US foundation giving to international organizations and programs
  • Understand what US grantmakers expect from domestic and foreign grant applicants for programs in other countries

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All levels of experience
CEOs, executive directors, upper management
Fundraising & development staff

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